Switch to T-Mobile or AT&T?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cchs2014, May 5, 2015.

  1. cchs2014 macrumors member

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    Hello,
    I am currently a Sprint customer, and although I am overall pretty satisfied with Sprint service in the Atlanta market. I have noticed that for around the same monthly price for an individual line, I can switch to either T-Mobile or AT&T. I use about 5GB/month on Sprint but I would be switching to the capped 3GB data plan on either T-Mobile or AT&T, so I would definitely need to adjust my usage patterns.

    So, I'm just wondering would it be best for me to switch to T-Mobile for the extra perks such as music freedom however, bad indoor building penetration and lack of coverage in many areas. Or switch to AT&T for amazing coverage with pretty consistent speeds, however no extra perks such as music freedom?

    Thank you! Feel free to share your experiences with either carrier!
     
  2. vietalogy macrumors 6502

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    What's more important music or signal? Sign up for t-mobile test drive see how it goes.
     
  3. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    It pretty much boils down to how the T-Mobile coverage is in your area.

    If it's good then it's a no brainer to go with T-Mobile. If it's bad then go to AT&T.
     
  4. 76ShovelHead macrumors 6502a

    76ShovelHead

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    If it's about the same in terms of pricing then why switch? You can't beat unlimited data, talk and text. Overall I'd say I'm very satisfied with Sprint in my area, though support is laughable (you never know if you're gonna get someone from the U.S. or India.) That said, because support isn't quite top-notch, a couple months ago I inquired about another plan, two lines for $100 dollars with unlimited everything, and the first representative (from India) told me that the plan wasn't unlimited so to speak, however the speeds were (read, un-throttled). Upon speaking to a U.S. Rep a few weeks ago I was told quite a different story, and she switched me so that I'm saving $20 a month on my two lines (had previously subscribed to the $60 dollar unlimited plan)
     
  5. macher macrumors 6502a

    macher

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    It's possible that AT&T has implemented the new network management policy because I'm not throttled anymore. Was throttled with 15 days left at .50Mbps up and down. Now I'm getting un throttled advertised speeds. Also checked our 2 sons iPhones and their lines that were throttled are not throttled either.
     
  6. Menel macrumors 603

    Menel

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    You could do ATT's Cricket.
    Have ATT coverage, but lower prices than TMo.
     
  7. kargurin macrumors regular

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    Go with T Mobile's test drive first. You get to test the network and you return the 5s they give you to a retail store after one week. It costs nothing. If you contract with AT&T first, you're stuck with them.
     
  8. Allthings-I macrumors 6502

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    As others have said, T-Mobile test drive offers great insight to your questions first hand. Allowing you to see if the network is good for you.
     

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